Tag: being depressed

Are You Tired All the Time?

If you are frequently exhausted during the day, you may suspect a sleep disorder. And while it’s a good place to start, there may be some other reasons for your daytime tiredness.

“Fatigue and sleepiness are two different things,” explains clinical psychologist Jennifer Martin, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at

How to Help Someone with Depression

How to Help Someone with Depression

Your intentions are good: You want to reach out to a friend or family member who’s showing serious signs of depression. But there isn’t always an easy answer for what to say, which actions to take, and, generally, on how to help someone with depression.
Your friend may not realize

The Benefits of Exercise on Depression

Studies of the effect of physical activity on depression tend to have design limitations and inconsistent findings. The subject is important, though, because physical activity is already known to reduce rates of mortality, stroke, and some cancers. If physical activity also could reduce depressive symptoms, it would be an even

7. Living with Depression and Providing Support to Others

Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation in turn feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
In this

Klotho: Amazing Protein Linked to Enhanced Cognition

Over the past decade or so, researchers have linked a protein produced by the kidneys and brain with better cognitive performance and greater longevity in animals, and demonstrated that increasing this protein can reverse cognitive decline in aged mice. Now, evidence is mounting that the protein, klotho, may have similar

Keep in Mind Other Causes of Depression

Blood pressure? Check.
Heart rate? Check.
Depression screening?
The next time you see your primary care physician, don’t be surprised if he or she asks about your mood. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, and new guidelines released in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that

Ask the Doctor – Depression vs. The Blues

Q. One of my best friends passed away recently, and I feel so unmotivated. To be honest, I’d rather just stay home in my bathrobe and watch TV. How can I tell the difference between feeling blue and actually being depressed?

A. I’m sorry for your loss, but know that it’s

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